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Link to Check Your Home Router

Here is a link to an online utility that can check your router to see if it has been hacked.  In the last couple of months, the number of routers that have fallen victim to certain vulnerabilities has risen drastically.  I will add that this appears to be more of an issue with European countries, but for the sake of a minute to run the check, it is worth it as these compromised routers can give an attacker full access to your home network and all of the devices on it. Here is the link: Wordfence Router Check The page explains what is going on and the button for the utility is about half way down - once again, just for the peace of mind, I would urge you to run this.  The site also gives...

Configuring NTP Server for Time Synchronization

This post is about how to process a Windows Server 2012 or 2016 domain controller to synchronize its time with a trusted external resource.  Having a valid and accurate time source is critical for a properly configured domain. Use your favorite search engine to locate the trusted NTP time servers for your area.  I am located in Canada and so I will be using 0.ca.pool.ntp.org 1.ca.pool.ntp.org 2.ca.pool.ntp.org 3.ca.pool.ntp.org Log into your domain controller with administrative credentials and launch a command prompt. Stop the time service: net stop w32time Enter the following to configure your NTP time servers: w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:"0.ca.pool.ntp.org, 1.ca.pool.ntp.org, 2.ca.pool.ntp.org, 3.ca.pool.ntp.org" and then hit Enter.  Remember to use your time servers in place of *.ca.pool.ntp.org. Let the domain controller know that these are your trusted servers: w32tm /config /reliable:yes Restart the Time Service: net start w32time Review the results: w32tm /query /configuration Ensure everything is proper and typed correctly and...